Coronavirus
VERY HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
19,210
10424hr
Pakistan Cases
867,438
286924hr
Sindh
294,251
Punjab
322,117
Balochistan
23,655
Islamabad
78,560
KPK
125,392

Dr Hafiz A Pasha

Outlook for the BoP
Opinion

Outlook for the BoP

The balance of payments (BoP) numbers for the first three quarters of 2020-21 have just been released by the SBP. By...
Published 27 Apr, 2021 03:02am
Opinion

Questionable IMF projections

The Staff Report of the IMF on the second to fifth reviews under the Extended Fund facility to Pakistan has just ...
Published 13 Apr, 2021 04:31am
Opinion

Outlook for inflation

The rate of inflation has risen sharply in the last two months. It had come down to 5.7 percent in January 2021....
Published 06 Apr, 2021 04:23am
Opinion

Budgetary impact of SOEs

The Federal Ministry of Finance has published a report recently on the state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The focus is...
Published 23 Mar, 2021 04:37am
Opinion

Rising inflation

Various price indices have risen exponentially in recent weeks. This trend is best revealed by the movement of the...
Published 16 Mar, 2021 04:43am
Opinion

Conflicting indicators

The economy is in a state of transition from the deep recession during March to June 2020 after COVID-19 to a phase...
Published 16 Feb, 2021 04:07am
Opinion

Budgetary outcome in 1HFY21

The Federal Budget for 2020-21 which was presented to the National Assembly contains some moderately ambiguous...
Published 09 Feb, 2021 04:43am
Optimism of MPS
Opinion

Optimism of MPS

The Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) released by the SBP is refreshingly optimistic. The policy rate has been...
Published 02 Feb, 2021 04:29am
Opinion

Rise in federal govt debt

The SBP has released the number on the stock of Federal Government debt as of the end of November 2020. This debt ...
Published 26 Jan, 2021 05:05am
Opinion

SBP projections for 2020-21

The SBP report on the State of the Economy in the first quarter of 2020-21 has been released recently. The report...
Published 12 Jan, 2021 03:01am
Opinion

Trend in real wages

Identification of the trend in real wages of different types of workers is perhaps the best way to determine the...
Updated 29 Dec, 2020 03:48am